Fall workshops announced for lakes gallery at chi-lin

MEREDITH — The lakes gallery at chi-lin has planned new and unique workshops and classes for this fall.

Jong-Yoon Kim, associate professor of graphic design at Plymouth State University, is teaching a Contemporary Clamshell Box Workshop on Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to create a portfolio box, using materials provided by the class. The session is $75.

Carol Ann Morley, well known artist who founded the Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program at the New York Botanical Garden, will be teaching two courses, the first, The Pleasure of Sketching, will be taught Fridays from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning on Friday, October 18. This class will explore the language of drawing and its basic principals. Using both still life set ups and landscape images, students will look at the similarities in both to study light and shade, perspective, spacial depth and the importance of compositional balance. Along with traditional drawing skills participants will also have fun creating images that are impressionistic and expressive in the use of mark making and personal expression. The cost of the 6 sessions ending on Friday, November 15th is $225.

The second class, Botanical Illustration, The Beauty of Natural Forms, will begin on Monday, October 21. Participants will meet for five weeks from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This introductory class will teach how to render the beauty of plants and natural forms through observation and drawing skills. It will focus on how to draw plants in proportion and capture their unique character. Morely will demonstrate how to begin a drawing by loosely sketching in the rhythm of contour lines and slowly building the form and adding tonal shading with graphite pencils. The cost of 5 sessions is $200 and only simple basic materials are required. For both workshops participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack and satori tea garden will serve tea or coffee.

Suzanne Lee will be teaching Beginning Italic Calligraphy on Thursdays, running from October 10 through November 1. The Thursday sessions will be held from 3:30—5:30 p.m. A second session is offered on Saturday mornings from 9—11 a.m. beginning October 12th through November 16th. Make-up days are offered for both sessions. The workshop is $150 with an additional $35 materials fee.

Quick Books Workshops—Small and simple Handmade Books are returning upon request, with workshops offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 14 or Wednesday October 16. Quick Books can be used as l diaries, recipe books or travel journals, and are unique gifts for weddings, graduation, or baby and wedding showers and the upcoming Holidays. Either workshop is $65. and includes all materials. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch or snack. The satori tea garden will serve tea or coffee.

On Saturday, November 7 Bruce Iverson is teaching An Introduction to Sumi-e Landscape Workshop: A Touch of Gold. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through instructor demonstrations and hands-on projects using the Four Treasures, students will explore the ancient & elegant art of painting landscape & kanji characters in hand ground ink with traditional brushes and rice paper. Special techniques will include work with crinkled paper & gold leaf applications. No art experience is necessary. Workshop with all materials is $95.

The lakes gallery at chi-lin is located at 17 Lake Street, just off the corner of Main Street, in Meredith. A 50% deposit is required upon registration. To register or for more information call 603-279-8663 or email: suzanne@chi-linasianarts..